MORENO VALLEY (CBS) — Sources tell CBS2 and KCAL9 that Rodney King has been arrested for an alleged Tuesday afternoon DUI in Moreno Valley.

King, who has battled substance abuse issues for several years, was reportedly pulled over for a routine traffic stop just after 3:30 p.m., according to officials.

TMZ, the celebrity Web site, says King has a prior DUI.

Back in 2003, King reportedly blew through an intersection at more than 100 MPH before crashing into a power pole and house.

King, who turned 46 this past April,  appeared on “Dr. Drew’s Celebrity Rehab” in 2008 and “Sober House” in 2009.

King’s beating during a 1991 arrest, caught on videotape, made him a household name. When the four officers who kicked and hit him more than 50 times were acquitted, LA endured six days of dearly rioting. In all, 53 people were killed and property damage topped $1 billion.

Comments (14)
  1. wobbles says:

    Rodney King has been a drugged out, drunken disgrace virtually his entire adult life. Kinda like the day he got famous and was so high on PCP he never felt a thing. What a waste of a life.

  2. Everyday Guy says:

    They should beat him every time he reaches for his car keys.

  3. 3 Strikes! says:

    What happened to the 3 Strikes Law? He should be in jail for life. next time he will kill some innocent person.

  4. DANIEL A. says:


  5. HollywoodSaint says:

    Well, that figures…what more can I say that his actions havent told already

  6. sco says:

    Send him to Vegas. They seem to take care of what SoCal can’t! What a waste of a human being period. Bet his mama is proud!

  7. wobbles says:

    When did white folks start force feeding ghetto blacks PCP?

  8. Rick says:

    Present day white racist society has nothing to do with the choices that Mr. King has made.
    Is it “WRS” that forced Mr. King to burn through his settlement $$$$?
    Is it “WRS” that continues to push Mr. King off the wagon?
    STIX: Do you need to get over it and realize that “WRS” has nothing to do with the problems you currently have?

  9. Me says:

    Please don’t use the RACE card. There are people with this disease and they got help. What happened to this guy?

  10. jeny says:

    Blacks fill up the majority of our jails/prisons so he is in his second home. Statistics don’t lie.

  11. ~m says:

    you mean “deadly rioting”

  12. Lou says:

    Moreno Valley AKA east watts, San Bernardino AKA west Juarez, Fontana, capitol of Grafitti in southern california.guess who to thank?

  13. ??? says:

    dui is a misdemeanor until you get 4 in a 10 year period?? Is that true??? O DEAR.

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